Samsung has finally announced the latest addition to its Galaxy S Series with a batch of new Galaxy S23 handsets, including the base model, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra.
Every year Samsung debuts a brand new entry in one of its most popular series of handsets, and this year, we will finally be meeting the Galaxy S23 Series. We’re going to be running through everything we know about these new handsets, including the release date, pricing, colours and specs.
We recommend you take a look at our first impressions of each handset for a closer look at how they all operate and how they feel to use. We have these for the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra, so you can see how they compare.
All three handsets are already available for pre-order from the Samsung website, with shipping and third-party retailers selling the phones on February 17 2023.
We have broken down the pricing for all three handsets below. Unsurprisingly, the base model comes out as the most affordable, with the S23 Ultra coming with a higher price tag and the support for up to 1TB of storage.
Samsung Galaxy S23:
- 128GB: £849
- 256GB: £899
Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus:
- 256GB: £1,049
- 512GB: £1,149
Samsung Galaxy S23:
- 256GB: £1,249
- 512GB: £1,399
- 1TB: £1,599
The Galaxy S23 Series has a similar design to the Galaxy S22 models, with curved corners and a clean, linear design. In terms of colours, each handset can be found in Phantom Black, Cream, Green and Lavender.
What’s new with the Samsung Galaxy S23 Series?
There are a couple of notable differences between the Galaxy S22 Series and the Galaxy S23 Series. Firstly, the Galaxy S23 Ultra comes with the first 200-megapixel sensor to feature on a Samsung handset, with Super Quad Pixel for enhanced autofocus. This is a huge leap forward compared to the Galaxy S22 Ultra, which top sensor sat at 108 megapixels.
It will be able to shoot in 8K at 30fps with a wider angle – from 57 to 80 degrees – with a bigger pixel size for better overall quality. This 200MP sensor combines 16 pixels into 1 to enhance the lighting in photos, with improved camera AI to keep your snaps looking consistent.
The S23 Ultra also comes with a new selfie camera at 12MP – along with the base and Plus models – boasting support for autofocus, Super HDR and 60fps for more dynamic range in photos.
Unlike the S22 Series, the S23 Series has improved on the Expert RAW file format, with uncompressed data from the image coming straight from the sensor. They can also now shoot in 50MP compared to the 12MP output of its predecessor, with a new Astrophotography feature that can accurately capture night skies without the need for equipment, such as a constellation guide.
Pairing the Galaxy S23 Series with the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro also gives users the chance to record 360-degree audio, ideal for anyone looking to record immersive and accurate audio for a project or soundtrack.
Samsung has improved the battery on its latest handsets, with the S23 Ultra boasting a 5000mAh battery. The S23 Plus features a 4700mAh battery while the base S23 model uses a 3900mAh, which is a 200mAh improvement over the previous S22 Plus and S22 base models.
Out of the three new handsets, the Galaxy S23 Ultra boasts the most impressive specs when compared to its new siblings. You can check out an in-depth look at the specs of each handset below.